A Letter from the District Attorney

Welcome to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office website

The 23rd JDA has the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute crimes in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James. In addition, your District Attorney’s office handles a wide variety of other matters within the district including child support enforcement, juvenile matters, and the civil representation of most of the public entities located in the 23rd Judicial District. Ricky Babin, who was elected twice by the residents of that tri-parish area, is the District Attorney. Joining District Attorney Babin is a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Researchers, Investigators and Administrative and Support staff, all focused on one common goal, – the full and effective prosecutions of criminals in order to keep our tri-parish area the safest it can be.

We invite you to take a look around, where you will find useful information on many services we offer, along with a personnel list so you can reach the right people at the right time.


During the week of October 15 – October 18, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James

Ascension Parish:  Samuel Cutrer, 42300 Mike Dr. Hammond, LA., age 40, pled guilty to Simple Criminal Damage to Property Valued at More than $1,000, but Less than $50,000. The defendant was sentenced to 2 years with the Louisiana Department of…READ MORE

Denham Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Various Charges Following 2019 Traffic Stop

          On October 9, 2019, Shane Grigsby of 8103 Fitzgerald Rd. Denham Springs, LA., age 65, pled guilty to Monetary Instrument Abuse, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a…READ MORE